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The Alties
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The Alties

Yesterday at work, reading the Edinburgh Evening News, I got a little excited when I came across a writing competition. Admittedly, I spend hours looking for stumble upon writing competitions daily but this is the first time in a long time that I’ve thought: “Wow, this is perfect for me!” The competition is being run by … Continue reading

Grimm Tales
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Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales – Philip Pullman ★★★★  GoodReads: “In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a’clear as water’ retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.” I don’t have a massive amount to say about this book. I’ve … Continue reading

A Town Like Alice
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A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute ★★★★ GoodReads: “Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an … Continue reading

The Moomins and the Great Flood
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The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood – Tove Jansson ★★★★ GoodReads: “The Moomins and the Great Flood is the first book about the Moomins, originally published in 1945. It’s the story about Moominmamma and Moomintroll´s search for the missing Moominpappa and how they found their way to the Moominvalley.” Disclaimer: I’m currently sitting here wearing … Continue reading

Ready Player One
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Ready Player One

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline ★★★★★ GoodReads: It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you … Continue reading

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith ★★★ GoodReads: Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never … Continue reading